How Many Airports Are There in India? A Detailed Overview

India has a vast network of airports because it is one of the aviation markets with the fastest pace of growth in the world. By 2024, it's projected that India will have 486 airports total—military, international, and domestic airfields. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is responsible for 137 airports, including twenty-four international airports, ten customs airports, eighty domestic airports, and twenty-three civil enclaves at defensive airfields. Large international airports such as Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai are examples of significant aviation hubs. The government is also actively developing new airports and enhancing the current infrastructure to meet the growing demand for air travel.